The influence of confinement on mental health

The current health situation leads us to ask ourselves many questions about the mental health of the population. Between stress, fear, incomprehension and sudden changes in our habits, the crisis has a profound impact on the well-being as well as the mental health of many people.

A survey of 2,000 people

Santé Publique France has launched a survey of a sample of 2,000 people with the aim of monitoring changes in behavior but also in mental health. This gives us a good impression of the situation and shows that special attention must be paid to this subject.

It can be noted that during the first confinement, there were more people in a depressed state than after the deconfinement. With no data yet for the month of November, it is impossible to know the impact of this second lockdown on the mental state of people. However, the less strict rules could suggest that fewer people would be affected by (technical) unemployment or any other situation causing stress or even despair.

How to take care of your mental health?

Stress, anxiety, and financial worries are common causes of depression or unease. Unfortunately, it is often impossible to eliminate the cause, because being afraid during a pandemic is quite normal, and we cannot really avoid it. However, there are some ways to take care of your mental health.

Stay busy

Staying at home, not moving, and spending your days watching TV is bad for your mental as well as your physical health. So take a stroll near your home, do yoga or dance in your living room or garden and keep yourself busy with creative hobbies, for example. It is no wonder that many people took up gardening or started baking during the first months of the health crisis.

You won't feel like time is running out, and occupy your mind and body with positive things to drive away negative thoughts.

Couple life

Staying together 24 hours a day can be pure happiness for some couples, while for others it will be frustration or even arguments. To avoid tensions, try to create a space dedicated to each one where he / she can be alone; a room for leisure, the living room to watch a movie alone or the office to work in peace.

Spending some time doing what they want together will be much more enjoyable. Meet for dinner or have a romantic evening in the living room or bedroom. Take a tour of the site ofAdam and eve to find naughty gifts for your partner, like sexy lingerie or a anal plug. Top it off with a box of chocolates, a few candles, and forget about all the stress and anxiety that can be crippling.